Maple Leafs lose 6-2 to Capitals in interim Coach Horachek's debut

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Marcus Johansson and Eric Fehr scored two goals apiece, and the Washington Capitals spoiled the debut of Toronto interim coach Peter Horachek with a 6-2 victory over the Maple Leafs on Wednesday night.

Brooks Laich and Alex Ovechkin, with an empty-net goal, also scored for Washington, which is 12-6-3 on the road. It was Ovechkin's 20th goal of the season and 50th career point against Toronto.

Braden Holtby's 22nd straight start tied Wayne Stephenson's club record as Washington, 7-1-2 in its last 10 games, won its third in a row.

Daniel Winnik and Trevor Smith scored for Toronto, which has lost three straight and is 2-8 in its last 10. Former Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle was fired on Tuesday.

Horachek was tabbed as interim coach earlier Wednesday.